gabriel rosenkoetter on Tue, 15 Jul 2003 23:14:16 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] dig returns "Transfer failed", what to do?

On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 09:33:39PM -0400, Jeff Weisberg wrote:
> the RR-Type is always describing the type of stuff on the right.

I really do disagree. Because I can leave off the left hand side,
and have the semantic meaning remain. Witness this example out of's zone file:

@   IN  A     
    IN  MX      100
    IN  MX      200
    IN  NS    
    IN  NS    
    IN  NS    
    IN  NS    
    IN  NS    
    IN  NS    

All of these RR types are descriptions of (expressed
here ONLY as @, shorthand for the declared zone).

And if that doesn't convince you, what about the SOA record? That
takes multiple "left-hand" arguments, which are descriptions of the
first item in the line. (Actually, the MX type takes two arguments
too... are you suggesting that the *last* argument is the thing
described? Because SOA goes against that too... it ends either in a
"contact email address" or in a block, depending on where you parse
the end of useful information in a single line to lie.)

gabriel rosenkoetter

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